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The Cavendish School

The Cavendish School

11+ and Leavers

"I cannot imagine how the school could have done a better job of preparing the way for the girls."

Preparing for your child’s future 11+

Preparing for your daughter’s future school is an essential element of the partnership work between parents, our Head, and the teaching staff who know her best.

It starts as soon as your daughter joins us. Most of our pupils arrive in Nursery or Reception and we get to know them extremely well. This, together with our vast knowledge of senior schools in London and beyond means that we are able to fully prepare each girl for the varied demands of 11+ assessments, and ensure that specific schools are chosen that are right for your daughter, where she will thrive on the next stage in developing into a young woman.

In Year 5, there are formal 11+ meetings between parents and Mrs Lombard and these continue over the next two years. We ensure that every girl and her parents are fully informed and supported throughout the process until all final offers have been received and their first choice accepted. We are on hand throughout, to guide and offer our professional and experienced advice to aid in your decision.

We are extremely proud of our success in matching every Cavendish girl’s academic standard, aptitude, character and pastoral needs to the most suitable destination school. By doing so, we ensure that she will continue to enjoy the next stage of her education. Mrs Lombard believes that 'a wide-ranging education and a gentler culture need not be sacrificed in order to achieve academic excellence'; by the end of the girls’ time with us in Year 6, all successfully progress to places at secondary schools and many to the most highly sought-after, competitive-entry schools, often with scholarships and awards.

Leavers’ Destinations

We have an excellent reputation amongst senior schools for sending girls who are not only well-prepared for their next stage, but who also demonstrate a true love of learning and life and flourish in their new environment.

We are incredibly proud of the progress and development that our girls make and that future Heads are justly delighted to receive pupils from The Cavendish School. Below are the schools to which our girls have been offered and accepted places over the last few years.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

"The process has been so much less stressful than I had feared."

Leavers' Destinations

Destination of leavers 2022 

We are delighted to have received 11+ offers from a great many excellent schools once again in 2022.  Our Year 6 girls are all ready to begin the next stage of their education at the following schools: 

School Offer Accept Scholarship
Belmont School 2 2  
Camden School for Girls 5 4  
Channing School 14 5 1
City of London Girls' School 3 1  
Forest School 4 3 1
Francis Holland Regent's Park 15 6 3
Francis Holland Sloane Square 2   1
Godolphin & Latymer School 2    
Haberdasher's Girls' School 1    
Headington School 1    
Highbury Fields School 1    
Highgate School 3 2  
King Alfred School 1    
Maida Vale School 5    
Marylebone School 2 1 1
Northbridge House Canonbury 2 1  
North London Collegiate School  2 1  
Oxford High School 1    
Parliament Hill School 1    
Portland Place School 2    
Queen's College School 15 3 4
Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School 1 1  
South Hampstead High School 5 2  

St Mary Madgalene Academy

1 1  
St Paul's Girls' School 2 2  

Destination of leavers 2021 

We are delighted to have received 11+ offers from a great many excellent schools once again in 2021. The Cavendish School had 25 leavers this year; these pupils were awarded a total of 66 places including 12 scholarships and awards.

SCHOOL      

OFFER ACCEPT

SCHOLARSHIPS 

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS      
Belmont Mill Hill School 1    
Channing School 11 4  
City of London School for Girls 1    
College Francais Bilingue de Londres CFBL 1 1  
Forest School 2   1
Francis Holland School 10 2 2
Highgate School 1    
Lady Eleanor Holles 1 1  
North Bridge House Canonbury 3 1  
North Bridge House Hampstead 3 1  
More House School 1 1  
Portland Place School 3    
Sr George's College (Weybridge) 1    
St Michael's School (Wales) 1 1  
South Hampstead High School 4 4  

Surbiton High School 

1   1
Queen Anne's 1    
Queen’s College 14 2 8
Queenswood 1 1  
STATE SCHOOLS      
Camden School for Girls 4 4  
Jewish Community School 1 1  
Parliament Hill School 2 2  
St Marylebone School 1    

Destination of leavers 2020​​ 

We are delighted to have received 11+ offers from a great many excellent schools once again in 2020. The Cavendish School had 32 leavers this year; these pupils were awarded a total of well over 100 places including 18 scholarships, comprising Academic Scholarships and Exhibitions, Music Scholarships and Expressive Arts Scholarships.

Independent Schools

State Schools
Belmont/Mill Hill Schools Camden School for Girls
Channing School Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
City of London School for Girls Fortismere School
Downe House School Highbury Fields School
Forest School Parliament Hill School
Francis Holland School, Regent's Park St Marylebone School
Highgate School  
Kensington Park School  
King Alfred School Overseas Schools
Maida Vale School St Julian's School, Lisbon
More House School  
North Bridge House Schools  
North London Collegiate School  
Palmers Green High School  
Portland Place School  
Prior’s Field School  
Queen Anne’s School Caversham  
Queen's College  
Queen's Gate School  
Queenswood School  
Roedean School  
South Hampstead High School  
St Christopher’s, Herts  
St Paul's Girls’ School  

Destination of leavers 2019 

We are delighted to have received 11+ offers from a great many excellent schools once again in 2019.  Our Year 6 pupils have received offers from the independent and state schools listed below.

The Cavendish School had 33 leavers this year; these pupils were awarded a total of 18 scholarships, comprising 10 Academic Scholarships and Exhibitions, 7 Music Scholarships and 1 Drama Scholarship.

Independent Schools State Schools
Belmont/Mill Hill Schools Bishop Douglass School
Channing School Camden School for Girls
City of London School for Girls Friern Barnet School
Forest School Kingsdale Foundation School
Francis Holland School, Regent's Park Maria Fidelis Catholic School
Godolphin and Latymer School Parliament Hill School
Haberdasher's School for Girls Regent High School
Haileybury School St Marylebone School
Highgate School  
King Alfred School  
La Côte International School, Aubonne  
Mount House School  
North Bridge House Schools  
Portland Place School  
Queen's College  
Queen's Gate School  
South Hampstead High School  
St Alban's School for Girls  
Sylvia Young School  
St Margaret's School  

Destination of leavers 2018 

School Acceptances
Benenden School 1
Camden School for Girls 7
Channing School 1
City of London School for Girls 1
Forest School 1
Francis Holland School 3
Gray Coat Hospital School 1
Highgate School 8
King Alfred School 2
More House  1
North Bridge House 1
Portland Place School 1
Queen's College, London 1
Queenswood School 1
South Hampstead High School 2
St Marylebone School

Other schools offered: Belmont, Mayfield School, Roedean School, St Mary's School Ascot 

Scholarships: Forest School, Francis Holland (3 academic), Grey Coat Hospital (MFL), Mayfield (MFL), Queen's College (academic), St Marylebone School (choral)

DESTINATION OF LEAVERS 2017 

SCHOOL      

OFFERS ACCEPTANCES

SCHOLARSHIPS 

Arts and Media School, Islington 1 1
Belmont School 1
Camden School for Girls 5 5 1 (choral scholarship)
Channing School 12 4 2 (academic scholarships)
City of London School for Girls 3 2
Forest School 1
Francis Holland School 8 1
Lycée International de Londres 1 1
Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College 1 1
Highgate School 3 2
King Alfred School 1 1
North London Collegiate School 1 1 1 (academic scholarship)
Queen’s College 11 3 1 (offered not accepted)
St Marylebone School 1 1 1 (choral scholarship)
Sylvia Young Theatre School 1 1

Other schools offered: North Bridge House, South Hampstead High School